10 Jan 2024

Tourists flocking to Kaikoura this summer

From Summer Times, 9:10 am on 10 January 2024

Kaikōura is pumping this summer with tourist numbers the best they've been for several years according to the district's mayor. 

The destination town has been recovering from a tough few years. It had a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2016 followed by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions locking overseas tourists out. 

Destination Kaikōura manager Lisa Bond joins Anna to talk about the buzz around town.

Keeping it low . . . The Kaikōura District Council is aiming for an average rates rise of 4.99%. Photo: David Hill / North Canterbury News [LDR single use only]

Photo: North Canterbury News / David Hill